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Social and Family History
Explores how families worked in the US in the 1800s
History in a different key
The book explores what makes Minnesota Minnesota and what makes Minnesota America.
Collection of essays

We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in 19th c. America

Using letters between adult brothers and sisters in ten families (as well as reflections on my own family of 11 siblings), I explore family life in the context of gender roles, family roles, and social expections. I find few "traditional" families and find, instead, families that feel surprisingly modern in the issues they face and the complexities they have to untangle.

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